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Laura N. Christofferson, CFP® CDFA™ Certified Financial Planner™ Investment Advisor Representative

Laura Christofferson is co-owner of Alden Capital Management LLC along with her brother, Matthew Wigren. In January 2017, they bought the family business from their father Scott Wigren, who is still an advisor for the firm. She has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Next Generation Advisors and also by Working Mother Magazine as one of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms.

Laura joined the family team in 2011 and successfully completed the comprehensive, two-year Raymond James Advisor Mastery Program. She applies her wealth management knowledge to build financial plans for clients. Laura is head of our Goal Planning and Monitoring Team, helping you reach your retirement goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. She specializes in the transition to retirement, and has helped many retirees of top firms in the Puget Sound, as well as smaller, independent offices.

A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in environmental science. Since then, she has obtained her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant. Continuing education is important to Laura, so she has also become a CDFA® professional (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®) to assist you in understanding how the financial decisions you make today may impact your financial future.

Laura currently lives in Seattle with her husband Landry, son Elliott, and their French bulldog, Guinness. She is also a committee member on multiple committees for the Washington Athletic Club and an active member of multiple women’s groups. In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking and reading, but prefers to be outdoors hiking, snowboarding, or going to the beach.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC as of 3/31/2018.

For the Next Generation Advisors, SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in‐person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Out of 5,832 advisors considered, 1000 made the final list in 2018.

Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience.

The Working Mother and SHOOK research ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisers who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18 with a minimum 5 years of industry experience. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. From a total universe of 300,000 advisors, based on our thresholds we received 26,000 nominations, of which approximately 20% (5,200) were women and less than half (< 2,600) at the time were mothers with children under the age of 18 and living at home. A final list of the top 300 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria.

Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.


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